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"The Henry Beston Society, who keep Mr. Beston's wonderful lessons alive."
Endicott Peabody Jr.

October 2004

LECTURES

About our lectures

Outermost House Lecture from Foxboro, Mass., March 2012 (courtesy Foxboro Cable Access)

Places we've lectured

AT HENRY'S OUTER
BEACH RIGHT NOW

The weather

Web Cam
Image of Coast Guard Beach Cape Cod courtesy of MoreBeach.com

News & Features

McAleer Collection
donated to Beston Society

Franklin Pierce
University students tune
in to Beston Society

Revisiting the Fo'castle: Expert shines spotlight on The Outermost House

Outermost Playhouse
moves to Eastham
Elementary School

The Road to The Outermost House, Provincetown Magazine, July 4, 2013

Kate Barnes, daughter of Henry Beston & Elizabeth Coatsworth, passes away

Tahanto students share experiences from
Cape Cod trip

School program focuses on The Outermost House

Beston Society acquires oil lamp, camera, compass, and more artifacts from the Outermost House

Glenn & Sheila Mott join Beston Society board of directors

Beston Society documentary film project featured in the Cape Codder newspaper, November 9, 2012.

Kickstarter page, Summer 2012. Over $5,000 raised for documentary film campaign

Inn at the Oaks hosts Literary Capers Cocktail Party for Beston Society documentary film project

Beston Society receives grant from Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Beston's walking stick among Outermost House acquisitions

Full house at Cape Cod National Seashore for Beston Society program, July 2011

Beston Society receives Cape Cod Five grant for documentary film footage

January 2011: New office space for Beston Society

Waldron family donates Outermost House window, artifacts to Beston Society

Waldron books donated by family to Beston Society

Outermost House tour

Honors for Beston's Maine
farm house, June 2009

Beston's 'Coronation'
remembered 40 years later (2004)

H.B.  at Eastham's
Windmill Weekend 2004-08

Exhibit, A Sense of Place:
The Works of Beston, Hay and Finch
(2008)

Inspiration for the Cape Cod National Seashore (text)

Additional interview footage of Beston biographer Dr. Daniel Payne



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Documentary film now in production
-- click here to visit the new movie website!
Watch the video trailer!
Rough-cut screenings in Eastern Mass. (see schedule below)

Special rough cut screening presentation
Chatham Orpheum Theater

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.
(Doors open at 9 a.m.)
637 Main St., Chatham, Mass.

Coffee, pastries, breakfast sandwiches,
& Outermost House theme merchandise available

Cape Codders -- help spread the word
for the Orpheum Screening -- download a poster!
8x10 / 11x17

Next public presentation in Massachusetts:
Oct. 16, Holliston Public Library, 7 p.m.


In association with Chatham's Christopher Seufert and Mooncusser Films, the Henry Beston Society is producing a documentary film about the legacy of Henry Beston and his classic nature book, The Outermost House, and how the World War I ambulance driver turned naturalist’s book became an inspiration behind the creation of one of the crown jewels of New England National Parks – the Cape Cod National Seashore.

You can help with an online donation
to the Beston Society's documentary film project.

 

Thank you from all of us at the Henry Beston Society!

 


 

HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD:
INSPIRATION FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE:

Mutimedia Presentations: Lectures
featuring rough-cut screenings

 

Don Wilding, author of Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How "The Outermost House" Inspired a National Seashore, speaks during a presentation in Eastham, Mass. during August 2013. Learn all about the Beston Society's documentary film project and how Henry Beston came to write his Cape Cod nature classic and how it came to influence the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Hope to see you at our events during 2014!

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.
Special Rough-Cut Screening
Chatham Orpheum Theater
637 Main St., Chatham, Mass.

Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Holliston Public Library
752 Washington St., Holliston, Mass.
(rescheduled from Oct. 9)

Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St., Norfolk, Mass.

Friday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Eastham Council on Aging Center
1405 Nauset Road, North Eastham, Mass.
(Please RSVP at (508) 255-6164)

Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.
Cornerstone at Milford
11 Birch St., Milford, Mass.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Brookline Adult Education
Brookline High School
115 Greenough St., Brookline, Mass.

Check back for updates on additional programs!

"I want to thank Don Wilding of the Henry Beston Society for coming to Tahanto to share his presentation on 'Henry Beston's Cape Cod.' Our students were able to learn so much more about one of America's greatest writers and naturalists than they could have by just reading the book. I was particularly touched and motivated by the portions of the presentation that illuminated Beston's compassion towards his fellow man. If any of you get the chance to meet Don, or read his book, or see his presentation, I highly recommend you do."
--
Peter Doherty, English Department, Tahanto Regional High School,
Boylston, Mass., October 2013

"Thank you so much for taking the time to share your deep knowledge of 'The Outermost House' with our (Coastal Ecology) class. Our walk with you added another layer of understanding to the students' reading of Beston, and underscored the dynamic nature of life on the Great Beach. I can't wait for the film."
--
Brett Amy Thelen, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, N.H., May 2014

If your organization is interested in hosting a lecture/screening,
contact us at henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com or (508) 246-7242.


HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD:
How 'The Outermost House' Inspired a National Seashore

New edition now available!

The paperback and Kindle editions of Don Wilding's book, Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How 'The Outermost House Inspired a National Seashore, are now available for purchase through Amazon.com. Copies signed by the author are avaiable through the Beston Society's Outermost Gift Shop.

ON CAPE COD -- AVAILABLE AT:

EASTHAM: Eastham Superette, Rte. 6 (next to the Windmill); The Gift Barn, Rte. 6, North Eastham.
ORLEANS: The Sparrow Store, 26 Main St. (across from the Hot Chocolate Sparrow); Booksmith/Musicsmith, Skaket Corners (next to Shaw's); Annie's Book Stop, 23 S. Orleans Rd. (Rte. 28).
WELLFLEET: Wellfleet Marketplace, 295 Main St.; Oceans of Books by the Sea (Bookstore/Restaurant), 50 Kendrick Ave. (across from Mayo Beach)
PROVINCETOWN: Provincetown Bookshop, 246 Commercial St., Provincetown;
TRURO: Atlantic Spice Company, Rtes. 6 & 6A, North Truro; Days' Market, 271 Shore Road (Rte. 6A), North Truro.
BREWSTER: The Brewster Book Store, 2648 Main St., Rte. 6A; Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A.
SANDWICH: Titcomb's Bookshop, 432 Rte. 6A, East Sandwich.
OSTERVILLE: Books by the Sea, 846 Main St.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUTUMN 2014 EDITION OF
THE GALLANT VAGABOND, the Beston Society's newsletter!



Business office:
Main Street Mercantile Plaza
3 Main St., Unit 31
P.O. Box 407
North Eastham, MA 02651
Phone: (508) 246-7242
E-mail:
henrybestonsociety@yahoo.com

 


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Sheila Mott

Attorney Karen Underhill


 

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Jon March, Bob Seay, Robby McQueeney,

Glenn Mott, Sheila Mott,
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Beston Society co-founder Don Wilding tells the story of how The Outermost House inspired the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

 

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